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Democratic House Judiciary head threatens Trump with lawsuit if he declares state of emergency for border wall

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Congressional Democrats revealed on Thursday a two-prong approach to block President Donald Trump from using a state of emergency declaration to bypass Congress and build his wall.

The first step will be introducing a “resolution of disapproval” in the House of Representatives, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler told Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade.

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If their legislative branch response is blocked by Senate Republicans, House Democrats will then fight the state of emergency in the judicial branch by filing a lawsuit against the president.


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Prehistoric desert footprints are earliest evidence for Homo sapiens on Arabian Peninsula

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Humanity originated on the African continent at least 300,000 years ago. We know from fossil evidence in southern Greece and the Levant (modern-day Israel) that some early members of our species expanded beyond Africa around 200,000 years ago, and again between 120,000 to 90,000 years ago. They likely travelled through the Sinai peninsula, which formed the only land bridge connecting the continent of Africa to the rest of the world, before moving north into a landscape with a Mediterranean climate.

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Disney’s Mulan is more socially conservative than the Mulan story told in the 17th century

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Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan was released recently amid much controversy. Accusations of Disney bowing to the Chinese Communist Party emerged when the trailer was released.

Many were outraged to learn the movie was partially filmed in Xinjiang, where at least one million Uighurs have been forced into internment camps. They also objected to actress Liu Yifei’s reported support of the Hong Kong police during the 2019 protests.

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Scientists alarmed as Trump hints at an October vaccine surprise

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President Donald Trump, who seems intent on announcing a COVID-19 vaccine before Election Day, could legally authorize a vaccine over the objections of experts, officials at the Food and Drug Administration and even vaccine manufacturers, who have pledged not to release any vaccine unless it’s proved safe and effective.

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